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UNCTAD and University of Geneva launch joint Sustainability Research Centre
30 Nov 2012
UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi and University of Geneva Rector Jean-Dominique Vassalli have announced the creation of the Sustainability Research Centre, a joint virtual research centre to facilitate collaboration between the two organizations in the area of corporate social responsibility.
LDC report highlights remittances, ''brain drain''
26 Nov 2012
The Least Developed Countries Report 2012 focuses on how the world’s poorest countries can benefit further from the billions of dollars their ex-patriots send home from jobs overseas – and on how to counteract “brain drain.”
Putting the Rio corporate social responsibility agenda into action: Inter-agency Roundtable on CSR
13 Nov 2012
On 6 November 2012, UNCTAD, the International Labour Organization and the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development hosted the second annual Inter-agency Roundtable on CSR. This annual event brings together corporate social responsibility (CSR) specialists from international organizations and national governments, along with select civil society representatives, to discuss current trends in CSR.
G20 fosters synergies between trade and investment promotion
13 Nov 2012
In the current uncertain economic climate, the first G20 Trade and Investment Promotion Summit has sought to tackle uncertainty head-on by enhancing trade and investment promotion strategies and policy advocacy in order to benefit from global value chains, while ensuring sustainable and inclusive development.
UNCTAD, GIZ and BMZ break new ground on Corporate Social Responsibility training for emerging country TNCs
27 Sep 2012
UNCTAD’s Investment and Enterprise Division, in collaboration with, and with funding from, GIZ (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit) and BMZ (German Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development), has launched a project on responsible business in emerging markets.
Economic growth for Africa: the sustainable way
20 Sep 2012
Experts at the UNCTAD Trade and Development Board session today said African countries will have to make major structural changes to their economies -- and should look at it as an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of green economic growth.
UNCTAD S-G urges stronger corporate governance in wake of financial crisis
13 Jul 2012
Noting that the impact of the global financial crisis on the world economy has underscored the interconnectedness of the health of large global enterprises and the livelihoods of ordinary people, UNCTAD Secretary-General Supachai Panitchpakdi has called for strengthening of oversight by corporate directors on behalf of their shareholders.
Rio+20 prevented reversal, salvaged key multilateral principles, concludes UNCTAD workshop
29 Jun 2012
At a lunchtime workshop discussion on the topic "Missed Opportunity or New Beginning? Sustainable Development after Rio", held 28 June at UNCTAD headquarters in Geneva, speakers concluded that while there were some disappointments in many quarters with the final outcome document, the Rio+20 Summit had prevented a damaging reversal in some areas and established a follow-up process that could provide the basis for real progress.
UNCTAD S-G contributes to book on Green Growth and Travelism for Rio+20
22 Jun 2012
The mainstreaming of tourism into national development and economic policymaking through a comprehensive national tourism strategy should include the involvement of all stakeholders, including local communities and the local private sector, says Dr Supachai Panitchpakdi in a chapter entitled "Sustainable tourism development - a partnership between the public and the private sectors".
Strong trade content in Rio+20 outcome document welcomed by speakers at UNCTAD panel
21 Jun 2012
Immediately prior to the opening of the UN Conference on Sustainable Development, UNCTAD co-organized with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA), a panel discussion on the trade dimension in the follow-up to the Rio+20 summit at the RioCentro Exhibition and Convention Center in the morning of 20 June.